Speaker Profile

Erik Rivera

Since bursting onto the NYC comedy scene, Erik Rivera’s name has become synonymous with comedy. With quick wit, commanding stage presence, charisma and an infectious smile, Rivera has become a favorite act at comedy clubs, events and colleges throughout the country. A regular at N.Y. and L.A. comedy clubs such as The Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy & Magic Club, Erik’s star is quickly rising! Last year he was honored to make his Late Night debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a recognition that has been a springboard to many comedy greats. In the fall of 2013, Eva Longoria and her production company, UnbeliEVAble Productions, developed and sold a half hour comedy sitcom loosely based on and starring Rivera. This year he was chosen as one of the Top 100 comedians to be invited to perform in the re-launch of NBC¹s Last Comic Standing. The National Council of La Raza and NBC tapped Erik as a presenter and official spokesperson for the ALMA Awards and NCLR. NUVOTV also selected Erik as their official spokesperson for Hispanic Heritage Month, where he presents a daily Factiño commercial series. He’s also appeared numerous times on AXS TV, MTV, Comedy Central, TV Guide and NUVOTV. Erik most recently shot an hour comedy special for NUVO which will be released this fall.